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Category: Cyber-crime


Cyber-crime, Malware

Four malicious Chrome extensions affected over half a million users and global businesses

January 16, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Four malicious Chrome extensions may have impacted more than half million users likely to conduct click fraud or black search engine optimization. More than half million users may have been infected by four malicious Chrome extensions that were likely used […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Identity theft

Customers reporting OnePlus payment website was hacked and reported credit card fraud

January 16, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Several customers of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. OnePlus claim to have been the victim of fraudulent credit card transactions after making purchases on the company webstore. A large number of OnePlus users claim to have been the victim of fraudulent […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Ransomware and Bitcoin Enter New Phase

January 5, 2018

Via: Security Week

The phenomenal appreciation in Bitcoin’s value against the dollar, up roughly 18x in 2017 and 4x since September, gives us pause to consider – from a security perspective – what this might mean for ransomware in the near and distant […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Cybersecurity in 2018: Three predictions and one hope

January 2, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Effective cybersecurity means keeping a close eye on the threats you currently face, and an even closer eye on the threats to come. As you consider your security strategy and investments for the coming year, here are three key trends that will define […]


Cyber-crime, Data loss, Hacker

Nissan Canada Informs 1.1 Million Customers of Data Breach

December 22, 2017

Via: Security Week

Nissan Canada revealed on Thursday that the personal information of some customers may have been compromised as a result of a data breach discovered by the company on December 11. The incident affects individuals who have financed their vehicles through […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Europol releases dramatic video of Romanians arrested for spreading CTB Locker and Cerber ransomware

December 21, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

As part of an extensive law enforcement operation called “Bakovia,” Romanian authorities on Wednesday arrested five individuals suspected of infecting tens of thousands of computers across Europe and the United States using the infamous Ransomware-as-a-Service model leveraging two of the […]


Cyber-crime, Security, Vulnerabilities

WMWare addressed severe Code Execution vulnerabilities in several products

December 21, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

VMware has released security updates to address four vulnerabilities in its ESXi, vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA), Workstation and Fusion products. The flaws were addressed with the release of six patches for ESXi, version 12.5.8 of Workstation, version 8.5.9 of Fusion, and […]


Cyber-crime, Security, Spam

Happy holidays – and don’t get scammed!

December 20, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Looking for digestible, not-too-technical holiday season security advice? Here’s a video that gives you some handy tips that you can use yourself, or pass on to friends and family so they don’t get scammed while they’re supposed to be enjoying […]


Cloud security, Cyber-crime, Data loss

Five mental shifts we must make to achieve security beyond perimeters

December 20, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Data centers aren’t exactly going extinct, but given the massive shift to public clouds, you need to make some significant adjustments if your mindset doesn’t already include or understand the cloud. The problem is that not every organization knows how […]


Cyber-crime, Network security, Threats & Malware

Year in Review: How Did the Cyberthreat Landscape Change in 2017?

December 20, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

The cyberthreat landscape has evolved over time, and 2017 saw an increase in attacks over the 90 million intrusions recorded in 2016. While threats such as ransomware are not new, this year saw a major paradigm shift in which malicious […]